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Zoom Tastings

Following the popularity of the Zoom tastings we launched during the pandemic, we will continue to host online tastings.

We will run a monthly Zoom tasting for those who are unable to attend our instore events, or who simply find it more convenient to join us online. The wines for this tasting will be drawn from the tasting events held in the stores that month. Each month we will pick one of these tastings as a base for a more concise Zoom version.

Tasting wines are published in advance of the tasting, with customers able to purchase the wines online and instore. These online tastings last around one hour and are free to join.

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 Zoom Tastings

Zoom Tasting: The Balkans - Bulgaria, Moldova, Greece

Thursday 25 November, 8pm

Two of our favourite new wines came as chance discoveries this year from an artist who had imported a few pallets from Moldova. Made from local grapes at a long-established winery they reminded us just what amazing value is hidden in these forgotten Eastern vineyards and just why their commercial obscurity shouldn't lead us to forget their historic importance. With that in mind we thought we would pick a Balkan troika for this month's Zoom tasting, delve deep into the wild East and enjoy the road less travelled. Alongside, the Moldovan white from Cricova, we are celebrating the latest release of a firm favourite that we have missed over the past year, Zagreus's rich, spicy Vinica Mavrud 2018 and will be contrasting it with the delicate but finely structured Naoussa Alta from star Greek winemaker Apostolos Thymiopoulos. Perfect winter fare!

  • Visible In Visible Feteasca Alba 2020 £9.50
  • Thymiopoulos Naoussa Alta 2018 £18.90
  • Zagreus Vinica 2018 £17.30

Zoom Tasting: Stars - A Christmas Tasting

Thursday 16 December, 8pm

In a year of much Zoom, it is a pleasure to sign off with a Christmas cracker. Here we present a perfect trio of favourites that would make any Christmas celebration go off with a bang. We start with a beautiful sparkling rosé from Catalonia that proves just how much value there is to be had in revisiting Cava outside the big brands. Then a rich, generous red from the southern Rhone that is perfect for feasting and finally a little half of Niepoort's excellent Late Bottled Vintage that would be heaven with a bit of Stilton and a slice of apple. We are looking forward to getting the crackers and crowns out.

  • Castillo de Peralada Stars Cava Rosé NV £17.50
  • Galévan Cotes du Rhone Villages Esprit Devin 2016 £18.90
  • Niepoort Late Bottled Vintage Port 2016 £13.00 (37.5cl)
RRP £113.60  £103.00